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Stack Exchange is only helpful if you already know lots about the topic [duplicate]

You only build up a good score on Stack Exchange sites where you already know lots about the topic. On sites where you don't know much about the topic, you're liable to risk being banned for asking ...
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Find questions where any of the tags are in the title or body?

I would like to find posts where any of the tags are present in the title or body of the question, e.g. Python and C# are the tags and title is Fix my Python Problem? SELECT TOP 10 Posts.Id, Posts....
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work at https://stackexchange.com/, or in the network profile

Over at https://stackexchange.com/, or in my network profile, none of the keyboard shortcuts take any effect on the site. Clicking S does not open the search; clicking I doesn't open the global inbox,...
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Which questions count for the purpose of tag badges and dupehammer for the tag synonyms?

I have noticed that if two tags are synonymized then in the master tag only the questions/answers which actually have this tag are counted in the list of top users. The posts with the other (...
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Challenge delete policy for a question with a low quality answer

On my first question on a specific Stack Exchange site, someone basically answered: "You can find the answer online". Since they're top 2%, and the answer has upvotes, it's not my place to ...
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Pluralization issue on the Ask question's side panel on the right-hand side [duplicate]

There is a pluralization issue on the Ask question's side panel on the right-hand side. When you have one issue to be resolved on the post, it shows a warning as: Resolve 1 issues before posting ...
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Markdown doesn't ignore colon in the end of bare URL address

If a hyperlink is followed by a colon, the colon is treated as a part of the hyperlink. An example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact: If you have a question about a Stack Exchange site, the ...
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Why do we allow other users to edit our posts? [duplicate]

A warning: This is feedback. My question is mostly rhetorical. I would like to state that I feel insulted and demeaned when another user edits my lovingly-crafted question or answer, removing elements ...
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Is there a community where I can ask questions about Google Hangouts?

Is there a community where I can ask questions about Google and it's products? I tried searching on the list of Stack Exchange Websites and that came out with no result. If there isn't one, how can I ...
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Starting a bounty on a question [duplicate]

I can only start a bounty on a question after two days from the time of question posted. Why can't I start a bounty on a question immediately? Why do I need to wait two days for starting a bounty?
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Hide votes for self-answered by community wiki questions for a few hours

Don't start reading this with a pre-conceived idea. I know similar topics have been discussed before. You want to share some piece of knowledge you've been searching for. You finally took the time to ...
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Search changes for anonymous users

We wanted to share some of what's been happening on the network lately behind the scenes. We do our best to keep fires from being visible but that's not always possible and when it happens my goal is ...
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Weird error message at bottom of newsletter

The bottom of today's newsletter looks like this: (The dark colours come from a browser extension.) Copied text: Fuze calling... Can't complete call We're sorry about that. Please try again or ...
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Percentage sign missing in newsletter and in the blog post

Today's newsletter contains this sentence: Research has found that almost 90 of machine learning models developed by companies never make it into production. Just 90 out of all the models ever made? ...
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Why was my question “How to change the content of a page with out it changing (reloading) the page?” closed? [migrated]

Just saying I have recently Edited it. Here is a link to How to change the content of a page with out it changing (reloading) the page? It was closed for details or clarity. Meaning that it needed ...
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MSE Feedback post: Feedback on Q4 2020 Community and Public Platform Roadmap

I just posted to our blog about our Fourth Quarter Community Roadmap for 2020. Please see the post for details on the projects that our Community and Public Platform teams aim to deliver this quarter....
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API method /posts/{ids}/revisions returns <b></b> for HNQs

The API seems to return <b></b> instead of <b>Became Hot Network Question</b> as the comment field for the revision item in which a post became a HNQ. Here is an example.
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Hot Network Questions feed shows duplicates for questions that have been renamed

When I subscribe to https://stackexchange.com/feeds/questions using feedly.com I sometimes see questions more than once in my feed. I suspect this is because when questions titles are changed the ...
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Is it good to provide a GitHub link to whole source code rather than a snippet in question? [closed]

I am facing a problem in my code. But I am completely unaware of what part of the code is causing the problem. I can explain in details about what problems I am facing, but not what might be causing ...
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Fix outbound migration notice when a question is migrated to Stack Overflow en español

This question was recently migrated from Spanish.SE to Stack Overflow en español. The migration notice in the outbound question (accessible with the URL option noredirect=1, or seemingly also ...
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Can badges be un-awarded? [duplicate]

There are a bunch of questions about this, but I couldn't find any that ask if a badge can be un awarded. The unsung hero badge looks like one that is easy to lose (and almost impossible to obtain ...
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Typical room activity is missing for one room in chat lobby

I just noticed that one room in MSE chat domain doesn't have the "Typical room activity" widget: The Trashcan room doesn't have the graph at all. Why is that?
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Prevent the “conversation moved to chat” comment from being hidden

Would it be possible to prevent the "conversation moved to chat" comment that's left when moderators move a lengthy comment chain to chat from being hidden? The message that's left when ...
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Syntax Highlighting FAQ List Updates

Update: I've gone ahead and updated the FAQ with the specified changes I recently became aware of the fact that the full list of language identifiers for the syntax highlighter on SE is a bit... ...
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Where should I ask a question about code best-practices?

In particular about defining command-line arguments best practices, specifically in Python. When I posted it on Code Review, people pointed out that its not the right place. I deleted the post. I don'...
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How can I get the RSS-feed to post from YouTube into a chatroom?

Timothy Gowers YouTube channel is releasing weekly lectures which I'm trying to get the RSS-feed to post into my chatroom here. I've tried to post from his channel and from the playlist, neither work.
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Intermittently receiving maintenance errors on SE network-wide

Related: Not ten minutes ago, I received this error, twice: And also an "Oops, something bad happened" error. I'm also getting question posting errors. Can we fix this, please?
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Slowness or complete failure submitting edits to questions all morning on Stack Overflow

I've noticed these problems all morning. Usually the submission would succeed after a long delay, but recently they have just been failing with an vague An error occurred submitting the edit message. ...
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Syntax highlighting for C++ code, initializing with `()` vs `=` [duplicate]

I had initially asked this on Code review meta but @Mast in the comments suggested me to ask this on the main meta site. I have tested it on Stack overflow, Code review, and Software Engineering sites....
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Period of a few minutes where I was getting error messages with posting and updating a question on this site

As I was trying to post and update my question Intermittent problems where I can't get any question search results for just my tags on the Math site, I got several error messages occurring, ...
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Intermittent problems trying to get the correct question search results for just my tags on the Math site

A few minutes ago, when I refreshed my screen to see the latest set of questions with just my selected tags on the Math site, I got this: I checked to find I could see all of the questions on this ...
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What website is appropriate for asking questions related to legitimacy, details of online websites? [duplicate]

I wanted to buy a few parts so after searching I came upon this website. I want to know if this website is fake so which website is appropriate for asking this question?
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Top Answers in network profile shows incorrect score

This post of mine has a score of 13, but the network profile page shows that it has 14: This seems to be a recur of this bug; @Catija's answer says it's been fixed. Can we fix that (again)?
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What does it mean when the first column is a zero in a site's STV election results file? [duplicate]

Looking at the STV file for the 2015 dba.se election, I see the first few results look like this: 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 According to Jeff's reply on the question about STV ...
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Allow me to choose a badge (1+?) to highlight on my usercard

Inspired by conversation on Hide new Constituent badges on the all-badges page for current election until after the election (show to the user tho) Allow me to show off a badge (including count) I am ...
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Allow me to opt-out of having my badge participation displayed anywhere

Inspired by conversation on Hide new Constituent badges on the all-badges page for current election until after the election (show to the user tho) This proposal is to allow a person to choose to have ...
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Hide new Constituent badges on the all-badges page for current election until after the election (show to the user tho)

One of the reason that some places in the not-Stack Overflow-universe don't share that or when someone voted is to help prevent voter intimidation. On Stack Overflow it's probably not as big of a deal ...
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The header “Confirm subscription” does not render in email

I just updated a tag filter and got an email from Stack Exchange to confirm it: As seen, it has a header "confirm subscription" that does not properly render its header. I checked emails ...
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Where to ask questions about the history of the design of Internet Protocol (IP)?

Seeing Moon base internet functionality in Worldbuilding reminded me of how I began an old Space SE question Are there discussions or plans for extending the internet into space beyond Earth? Many ...
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Add formatting tool bar to comment input

Could we have a cut down version of the formatting tool bar added to comment entry, with icons/hotkeys for: Bold (Cmd/Ctrl + B) - wraps with double asterisks Italic (Cmd/Ctrl + I) - wraps with single ...
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Does SE have a mechanism against users handing their account to another person?

This is something I've been thinking about since joining Stack Exchange a few years ago, and is something that might worry me about the future authenticity of answers. Does Stack Exchange have any way ...
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Multiple titles for a single question [closed]

Often when a question comes to Stack Overflow, it gets closed and deleted. It is good in some sense that it reduces the number of duplicates, but it is also a concern that different users use ...
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Add an additional parameter as a filter to an API call

I would like to pass a filter in the API and use this option to receive the favorite count: However I receive this error: Error in !metadata$has_more : invalid argument type
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How to fix, or document for users: Escaped backtick rendering, in question/answer or comment [duplicate]

Noting this duplication of topic, I hope this question can also address, what else might be easily done? This is a bug, or should be added to editing notes. Congratulations you discovered meta._....
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Notifications don't arrive to my email when new answers are posted on my questions in Stack Exchange

I am not getting email notifications when there are any posts to my questions on any Stack Exchange site. I have stackexchange.com, stackoverflow.com and superuser.com added as trusted senders and I ...
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Why can metasmoke and Smoke Detector get reputation?

I'm just curious about why (not how) metasmoke and Smoke Detector can get reputation. Their profiles state that they are bots, but Smoke Detector even asked a question on Stack Overflow. I thought ...
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Why were two policies deleted from MSE?

Last week two policies were posted to MSE: What are our policies regarding underage users? What are our policies regarding threats of self-harm and suicide? They have now been deleted, why?
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How can I “ping” other communities / Stack Exchange sites without cross-posting the question?

I found that an interesting and important question that someone asked on one SE site is likely to benefit from answers coming from users who frequent other SE sites. What are the best ways to attract ...
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Eeeeek! Chat is Dead!

I got "unknown error" when posting a chat message, then tried to reload. This is what I got: Can you please bring the chat back? This affects all chat domains for me: https://chat....
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Duplicate questions in search page do not have “P” and use English's “Q” for SOes and SOpt

When you browse through the result pages on a Search in Stack Overflow en español results show a "P" next to the title (from "Pregunta", Spanish for Question): However, a "Q&...

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